Peer Mentor - Medical
Date Posted: Oct. 2023
Pay: $40,000 – $42,000 Yearly
Under the direction of the Director of Pathfinder Services, the Kansas Certified Peer Mentor provides direct supportive services to patients with substance use disorder(s). Sharing their own lived experience of recovery from substance use, they serve as a mentor, advocate, and motivator for patients working toward achieving long-term recovery. The Kansas Certified Peer Mentor works as a member of the addiction health care team, engaging patients in recovery planning, treatment services, and follow-up care.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
|A current KCPM certification through the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), or a willingness to obtain KCPM certification within the first six months of hire. Training is free, and you can access the training here: https://kansascpstraining.getlearnworlds.com
Education and Experience:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Regular and predictable attendance.
- Adheres to all policies and procedures relating to clinical licensure.
- Knowledge of the recovery process, resources, and the ability to engage patients in their own individualized recovery plans and goals.
- Assists patients individually and in group settings to identify and work toward long-term recovery goals
- Working with patients to improve access to housing, food, education, job training, transportation, etc.
- Facilitates connections and linkages for patients and the recovery community.
- Ability to collaborate with a team to support the patient throughout their continuum of care.
- Assists in the process of maintaining patient charts in a site visit ready manner.
- Willingly shares personal recovery experiences, normalizing that addiction is a chronic disease and that recovery is possible.
- Develops discharge/transition plans with patients, assisting with connections to community resources as appropriate.
- Provides education to family members, individuals, and community members around addiction and recovery.
- Other duties as assigned.